Special Correspondent

Patriotic spirit pervades steel city

VISAKHAPATNAM: Unfurling of tricolour, parade, distribution of awards, colourful cultural events mixed with pomp and gaiety, blood donation, tree plantation programmes marked the 58th Republic day celebrations of various public sector undertakings, private industries and agencies and educational institutions in the city on Friday.

VSP: At Visakhapatnam Steel Plant CMD Y. Siva Sagar Rao ufurled the national flag reviewed the parade. He asked employees to contribute for wealth creation and said that it could be best enhanced and made enduring by sharing it. Visteel Mahila Samithi president Chinnamma Sagar Rao distributed fruits to the inmates of Visakha Steel General Hospital.

NTPC: At NTPC Simhadri Thermal Power Project its General Manager R. Venkateswaran unfurled the national flag. Children presented cultural programmes and patriotic songs, besides sports and games for the employees and their families were held.

HPCL: HPCL Visakha refinery's Executive Director A.S. Rao reviewed the parade held at the plant.

Nalco: The National Aluminium Company Limited held the programme at the port facilities here with the participation of its General Manager (port facilities) S.K. Patra.

VPT: Visakhpatnam Port Trust Chairman K. Ratna Kishore unfurled the tricolour at the parade held in the diamond jubilee stadium. Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Limited MD Om Prakash, Employees Provident Fund Organisation regional PF commissioner K. Ganesh Babu, Dredging Corporation of India director (finance) A.K. Dhar, Hindustan Ship Yard CMD Rear Admiral Ajit Tewari, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy, Andhra Bank DGM K. Sethu Prasad, Coromandel Fertilizsrs Limited Vizag unit General Manager (Manufacturing) N. Seetharam, Dr.V.S. Krishna Government Junior College principal K. Simhadri and Hindustan Zinc Limited General Manager K. Siva Prasad participated in the Republic Day celebrations held at their respective premises.

EPDCL: Chairman and Managing of EPDCL Praveen Prakash unfurled the national flag at its office.

GVMC: Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena unfurled the flag.